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Exploring Meteorite Mysteries
A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Earth and Space Sciences - Grades 5-12

A 222 page lesson plan guide for teachers (grades 5-12), divided into 24 subsections to reduce download times. The study of meteorites provides a unifying theme that links almost every aspect of Earth and planetary science with mathematics, physics, chemistry and even biology. This educator guide provides information and activities related to meteorites and their origins, whether it be Mars, asteroids, or the moon.

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Download the entire Exploring Meteorite Mysteries (222 pages - 7 MB) or download the sections you want below....

  • 01: Introductory materials (658K PDF)
  • 02: Metorites, Clues to Solar System History (1366K PDF)
  • 03: Lesson 1 - Noblesville Fall (132K PDF)
  • 04: Lesson 2 - Follow the Falling Meteorite (314K PDF)
  • 05: Lesson 3 - Searching for Meteorites (206K PDF)
  • 06: Lesson 4 - The Meteorite/Asteroid Connection: Orbits in the inner solar system (274K PDF)
  • 07: Lesson 5 - Looking at Asteroids (337K PDF)
  • 08: Lesson 6 - Impact Crators: Holes in the Ground! (221K PDF)
  • 09: Lesson 7 - Crater Hunters (416K PDF)
  • 10: Lesson 8 - Edible Rocks (176K PDF)
  • 11: Lesson 9 - Meteorite Slueths (250K PDF)
  • 12: Lesson 10 - Building Blocks of Planets (184K PDF)
  • 13: Lesson 11 - Changes Inside Planets (204K PDF)
  • 14: Lesson 12 - Building Blocks of Life (403K PDF)
  • 15: Lesson 13 - Solving a Mystery (266K PDF)
  • 16: Lesson 14 - Direct Hit at the K-T Boundary (360K PDF)
  • 17: Lesson 15 - Historical Meteorite Falls (269K PDF)
  • 18: Lesson 16 - Near Miss (223K PDF)
  • 19: Lesson 17 - Asteroid Resources: A Stepping Stone to Beyond (242K PDF)
  • 20: Lesson 18 - Antarctic Meteorite Teams (259K PDF)
  • 21: Lesson 19 - The Daily Shooting Star (422K PDF)
  • 22: Glossary (97K PDF)
  • 23: Education Resources (72K PDF)
  • 24: Lithographs (509K PDF)

 


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